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Children's Literature

Children's literature, family math and science books, and homeschool materials.

There are more high quality books available than we’re able to offer directly. To see additional recommendations please visit the Amazon MLC Virtual Bookshelf. Note that 100 percent of any associates fees earned through this bookshelf go directly to the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation.

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WTG

12 Ways to Get to 11

by Eve Merriam, illustrated by Bernie Karlin 
This delightful picture book shows all kinds of combinations for 11.

$9.00
ACD

A Cloak for the Dreamer

by Aileen Friedman, illustrated by Kim Howard.


When a tailor sets his 3 children to the task of designing and stitching a cloak, the third son makes a cloak of circles, creating the dilemma in the story. Children are delighted at the solution. A great tool for exploring tessellations and other geometric principles.

$18.00
AROO

A Remainder of One

by Elinor J. Pinczes, illustrated by Bonnie Mackain 
Joe wants to march in the parade but every time the lines are uneven, he must stand aside. Determined to solve the problem, Joe rearranges the bugs in his squadron until inspiration and fortitude result in five lines of five -- and Joe fits in at last.

$7.00
AUTBR

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz
Despite his best efforts to save the dollar his grandparents gave him last Sunday, Alexander quickly finds all he has left are bus tokens. A fun tool for exploring the value of money.  Paperback.

$7.00
AFM

Arthur's Funny Money

by Lillian Hoban
Arthur wants a T-shirt and matching cap that say “Far Out Frisbees.” The trouble is, he only has $3.78, and he needs $5.00. While earning the money he needs, Arthur winds up with some very interesting arithmetic problems.

$4.00
BEPE

Benny's Pennies

by Pat Brisson, illustrated by Bob Barner
Benny McBride starts his day with five new pennies and is determined to spend them all. With the help of generous and thoughtful neighbors, Benny arrives home loaded with five simple but splendid gifts.

$7.50
BSF

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest

by Steve Jenkins

An informative introduction to the "world records" held by fourteen members of the animal kingdom. Each spread portrays an animal that is the largest, slowest, longest lived. Readers can see the animal's size in relation to something familiar.

 

$7.00
BIRDS

Birds: Nature's Magnificent Flying Machines

by Caroline Arnold, illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne  
This book looks at how feathers, body structure, and wings vary from bird to bird.  Readers will learn the mechanics of bird flight from takeoff to landing and discover how wing types meet the survival needs of each species.

$7.00
DOMADD

Domino Addition

by Lynette Long
First, learn to use simple addition to find the total number of dots, from zero to twelve, on each domino. Then, see if you can find the dominoes with each total hidden in the pictures. With a simple but imaginative approach, Lynette Long has created a fun-filled counting book sure to appeal to even the most reluctant math students. Full color.

$8.00
EHR

Eight Hands Round

by Ann Whitford Paul
In early American times, almost every house had a patchwork quilt, sewn together from hundreds of pieces of fabric. Each quilt was unique, with different combinations of fabrics and colors and a distinct pattern. But who developed these patterns? And what did they mean?

The author's fascinating text describes many of the different quilt patterns, placing each in historical context. From the Anvil to the Zigzag, this is a creative look at a meaningful folk art tradition and an important period in American history.

$7.00
FTAY

Frog and Toad All Year

by Arnold Lobel
In winter, spring, summer, and fall, Frog and Toad are always together. Here is a wise and wonderful story for each season of the year.

$4.00
HCHD

Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest

by Steve Jenkins
Climb the tallest mountain, dive into the deepest lake, and navigate the longest river in Steve Jenkins' stunning book that explores the wonders of the natural world. Describes some of the remarkable places on earth, including the hottest, coldest, windiest, snowiest, highest, and deepest.

 

 

$7.00
HMHM

How Much, How Many, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall is 1000

by Helen Nolan
As children learn about large numbers, counting becomes less practical and understanding these numbers becomes more and more important. In this playful and mathematically sound book, children will develop an understanding of how big, how small, how long and how tall 1,000 really is.

$8.00
HLAF

If You Hopped Like a Frog

by David M. Schwartz, illustrated by James Warhola
Discover what you could do if you had the amazing abilities of a frog, an ant, and more. This entertaining book includes a weight ratio comparison appendix with colorful illustrations.

$17.00
JB

Jim and the Beanstalk

by Raymond Briggs
Jim woke up early one morning to find a plant that was very like a beanstalk growing outside his window. Climbing to the top of the beanstalk, he found a castle and a giant, but with very modern problems that only Jim could help solve. 

$7.00
KDB

Kids Discover: Bridges

Published by Kids Discover Magazine
Learn about bridge construction from the earliest footbridges to towering suspension bridges. Includes full color photographs and in depth descriptions of bridges from around the world.

June 2004, Volume 14, Issue 6.

$7.00
KDSM

Kids Discover: Simple Machines

Published by Kids Discover Magazine
Learn how wedges, wheels, pulleys and levers operate. Kids encounter the first simple machine: the wedge, which turned up as chisels, axes and arrowheads some 2.6 million years ago. Then it's on to levers, which are found in everything from scissors to baseball bats, and the wheel, without which we would not have cars.

$7.00
MTM

Millions to Measure

by David M. Schwartz, illustrated by Steven Kellog
Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is back -- and ready to explore the invention of length, weight, and volume measurements.

After that, with another wave of his wand, the wizard introduces the world of metrics and makes it easy to understand the basic pattern of meters, liters, and grams. With playful and delightfully detailed illustrations, measuring has never been such a blast!

$7.00
OUD

Once Upon a Dime

by Nancy Kelly Allen, illustrated by Adam Doyle 
One day, Farmer Worth notices a little tree growing where nothing has ever grown before. He gives it organic fertilizer and finds out that money really does grow on trees. 

Lewis and Cluck provide the chicken droppings. Dwight D. Oinkenhower provides the pig squish. And Moolly Pitcher provides the cow pies. Farmer Worth's young helper counts up the coins and dreams of more. Will he end up as happy as a pig in a puddle? What is the real value of Farmer Worth's crop?

Read author's reflections in her guest entry on the Bridges Blog.

$7.00
OHHA

One Hundred Hungry Ants

by Elinor Pinczes, illustrated by Bonnie MacKain 
An enterprising ant suggests different formations for 100 ants to travel in rows to get to a picnic faster. This simple story told in verse is an excellent way to introduce factors of 100 and to spin off entertaining mathematical activities.

$7.00
SEASQU

Sea Squares

by Joy N. Hulme, illustrated by Carol Schwartz 
From one one-ton whale with one strong tail to ten squirmy squids squirting ten inky trails, colorful sea creatures lead children from simple counting to squaring numbers.

$7.50
SCGK

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland

by Cindy Neuschwander, illustrated by Wayne Geehan
To earn his knighthood, Radius must find and rescue a missing king. Sir Cumference, and his mother Lady Di of Ameter, give him a circular medalion (a protractor) that he uses to find his way through a maze of many angles.

$8.00
SFB

Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian 
Children will love this engaging true story of Wilson Bentley and his fascination with snowflakes. Equipped with a camera and microscope attachment, Bentley reveals two important truths about snowflakes: no two are alike, and each one is astonishingly beautiful. Paperback.

$8.00
SMFA

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All

by Marilyn Burns, illustrated by Debbie Tilley
Mr. and Mrs. Comfort are having a family reunion. Mr. Comfort starts cooking up his famous spaghetti and meatballs, while Mrs. Comfort carefully arranges eight tables and 32 chairs so that everyone will have a seat... but the guests arrive with their own seating plans. This book uses wit and humor to draw children into thinking about area and perimeter.

$17.00
TTNF

The 329th Friend

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, illustrated by Tyson Smith
A newly illustrated rendition of the classic tale of Emery Raccoon who invites 328 friends to lunch. Emery quickly discovers his greatest friend isn’t one of the invited guests.

$18.00
GT

The Greedy Triangle

by Marilyn Burns
Dissatisfied with its shape, a triangle keeps asking the local shapeshifter to add more lines and angles until it doesn't know which side is up.

 

$7.00
TKC

The King's Chessboard

by David Birch, pictures by Devis Grebu
An Indian potentate receives a service from a wiseman and insists on repaying the favor. The wiseman requests the familiar mathematical puzzle of the chessboard, on whose first square is placed a single grain of rice, on whose second square is placed two grains, four on the third square, and so on.

The king, who is too proud to admit that he can't calculate the sum total of the gift, foolishly grants the wish, at least until it becomes clear that it will wipe out his stock.

$7.50